There are fears the Tim Tszyu’s next blockbuster fight could be scrapped after a mystery injury to opponent Steve Spark.
A press conference earlier this month announced the pair will settle their public war of words at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on July 7 where Tszyu’s WBO global super welterweight title will be on the line.
Tszyu vs Spark : TV channel and live stream
With both fighters signed to different networks, the TV details could be the biggest remaining sticking point in final negotiations.
Their current broadcast situation is as follows:
- Fury reportedly has a first/last/matching deal with BT Sport Boxing. All his fights since that 2018 comeback have aired on the network.
- Joshua has an exclusive deal with Sky Sports. He has been a cash cow for them on PPV for a number of years.
- Tszyu has a matching rights deal with DAZN (subscription platform, $19,99 a month in the United States or $99 for one year. Also launches in more than 200 markets globally in December 2020, cost of £1.99 per month or less).
The likely scenario in the UK is a joint pay-per-view production with both Sky Sports Box Office and BT Sport Box Office airing the bout.
Tszyu vs Spark Fight Video
BT Sport Boxing is a group of pay television sports channels provided by BT Consumer; a division of BT Group in the United Kingdom and Ireland that was launched . The channels are based at the former International Broadcast Centre . BT Sport is available on the BT TV Sky and Virgin Media television platforms in the UK and Sky Eir TV and Vodafone TV in the Republic of Ireland.
BT Sport Box Office
BT Sport Box Office is the pay-per-view platform where viewers can pay a fee to watch major sporting events such as huge world title fights.
Tszyu has a matching rights deal with BT Sport, and it is expected that his planned world heavyweight title unification bout against Zerafa will air on BT Sport Box Office this June 07, as well as on Sky Sports Box Office.
Sky Box Office is Sky’s pay-per-view (PPV) system operated in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. There were three branded divisions of Sky Box Office – Sky Cinema Box Office, Sky Sports Box Office and Sky 3D Box Office. the system ran under unified Sky Box Office branding. all Sky Cinema Box Office channels ceased broadcasting, with only Sky Sports Box Office remaining available.